Kansas City COVID Long Haul Described Amid Autum Surge Threat

Forgive us for neglecting COVID news given more pressing civic matters.

However, not that public demand for the VAXX has plummeted it's important to take a glimpse at how the plague continues to evolve.

First, the local angle that's worth a look . . .

Kansas City doctor talks long-term effects of COVID-19 on the lungs

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - To keep climbers safe, the venue for the Fight for Air Climb moved outdoors this year to Children's Mercy Park. It also added hundreds of stair steps to climb. The goal is to raise money so the American Lung Association can continue its fight against lung cancer, emphysema, asthma and now lung damage caused by COVID-19.

And then, some of the national and international news on the tragic and ONGOING topic amid the THREAT OF A FALL SURGE.

Check-it . . .

Pandemic Schooling Was Tough, But This Kansas City Student Teacher Wouldn't Change A Thing

With support from the Walton Family Foundation, KCUR has asked student teachers in the Kansas City area to write about their experiences learning how to teach during a pandemic. This is the last installment in a series of teacher diaries we've run this spring.

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: Missouri case positivity rate rises to 5.4%

The Kansas City metro area continues to reopen as more and more of the population gets the COVID-19 vaccine.What you need to know:The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday the state has 315,769 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 5,106 deaths since the outbreak started.

Powerful new COVID-19 vaccine shows 90% efficacy, could boost world's supply

Science's COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation. The dark-horse vaccine company Novavax announced strong results today from a pivotal, 30,000-person trial of its pandemic coronavirus vaccine in the United States and Mexico.

Novavax Stock Soars as Study Shows Covid Vaccine 90% Effective

on Monday said a late-stage trial of its coronavirus vaccine found it was effective, an encouraging sign that there would be further doses of a medication to fight the pandemic. said its Phase 3 trial of nearly 30,000 patients in the U.S.

Vaccinated Los Angeles doctor diagnosed with COVID-19, warns about breakthrough cases: report

LOS ANGELES-- Dr. Eugene Choi, a Los Angeles-based radiologist, said in an interview published Saturday that he came down with COVID-19 despite receiving the vaccine about six months ago. Fox 11 reported that Choi is in quarantine fighting the virus. The report pointed out that his wife-who was also vaccinated-was also diagnosed with the disease.

A dangerous Covid-19 variant on the rise could cause outbreaks in US states with lower vaccination rates, expert says

The Delta variant is quickly on its way to becoming the dominant strain of Covid-19 in the US, raising concerns that outbreaks could hit vulnerable communities come fall.

Novavax says vaccine more than 90% effective; 8 states see a rise in infection rates: Live COVID-19 updates

New COVID-19 cases are declining across most of the country, but almost all of the states bucking that trend have lower vaccination rates. And COVID-19 variants could lead to a fall surge in U.S. cases after months of decline if more people don't get vaccinated.

The lingering threat of fall Covid-19 outbreaks

You've heard it before, but it's true: This summer in America is going to be so good. After a year of Covid-19-induced fear, the US vaccination campaign and warmer weather will give the country a much-needed reprieve from the coronavirus and all the horrors it brought. But what comes after the summer?

Developing . . .